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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing on Electric Vehicles The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee held a hearing today on “The Clean Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector”. The committee members heard testimony from:   Amol Phadke, M.S., Ph.D, Staff Scientist and Deputy Department Head, International Energy…

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Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Holds Hearing on The Future of Automotive Mobility, Safety and Technology The Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight and Ports held a hearing entitled “Driving Innovation: the Future of Automotive Mobility, Safety and Technology. The hearing featured witness testimony from John Bozzella, the President and CEO of…

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Automakers Release Guidelines on Automated Vehicle Systems The Alliance for Automotive Innovation released today principles for driving monitoring technology. These guidelines come after the Tesla crash in Texas, which caused two deaths. Automakers are seeking to distance themselves from Tesla to ensure that consumers have continued confidence in new technologies and automated driving systems. These…

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NHTSA Proposes Reinstating California Emissions Authority The National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing restoring California and other state’s ability to set more stringent limits on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes. California has a waiver under the Clean Air Act that gives the state special regulatory authority in environmental issues. However, the Trump…

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Alliance for Automotive Innovation Calls on NHTSA for NCAP Updates This week, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation published recommendations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to update the federal safety rating system for automobiles. The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) is designed to inform consumers through rating vehicles on their crashworthiness and some…

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Coalition of State Governors Ask Biden for Exclusively Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035 The twelve governors of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week urging him to set a zero-emission transportation goal for 2035. In their…

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Public Interest Organizations Support Direct Sales and Service of Electric Vehicles A group of public interest organizations including the State PIRG Affiliates, R-Street, and many more, released a letter this week in support of direct sales and service of electric vehicles (EVs). Currently, a patchwork of legislation in the United States prohibit the direct sale…

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France Introduces Incentives for Trading in Used Vehicles This week, France announced a new “Cash for Clunkers” program that incentivizes citizens to trade in their used vehicles for a 2,500 Euro ($2975) credit for an electric bicycle. This is the first program in the country that acknowledges a potential need for less vehicles on the…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) May Run Out of Money Before Deadline Last month, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was extended from its original deadline of March 31 to its current deadline of May 31. However, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is now warning small businesses that the program may run out of money before the…

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U.S. House of Representatives Scheduled to Vote on Gender Pay Equity Bill This Week The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to vote this week on H.R. 7, a bill that would seek to address gender wage discrimination. If passed, this legislation would require employers to demonstrate that any gap in wages between a male…

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